- Paul Kuharsky, ESPN Staff Writer
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Greg Knapp’s departure from Gary Kubiak’s coaching staff will hurt Houston.
According to NFL.com, the Texans quarterback coach is leaving to coordinate the offense in Oakland in a second stint in the post for the Raiders.
Knapp deserved a ton of credit for the Texans' ability to stay afloat last season after Matt Schaub went down in the team's 10th game. Knapp had done a ton of work behind the scenes with both Matt Leinart and rookie T.J. Yates. Leinart didn’t make it out of his first start, breaking his collarbone.
That meant Yates, a fifth-round pick, was at the controls.
The Texans won the first three games in which Yates played to clinch the AFC South. They lost their final three regular-season games, but won the franchise’s first playoff game before Yates' inexperience caught up to him and helped end the Texans’ season in Baltimore.
All together, Texans quarterbacks completed 61.7 percent of their passes with 20 touchdowns, nine interceptions and a 92.7 rating.
I never heard a bad thing about Knapp, and the quarterbacks, Kubiak and offensive coordinator Rick Dennison will miss him.